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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Lester Longsworth

Lester Longsworth, 46, 420 Derrick St., St. Marys, died at 10:35 p.m. Aug. 24, 2005, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville.
   Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Marie Paul

Marie L. Paul, 85, 17600 E. Shelby Road, New Knoxville, died at 11:56 a.m. Aug. 24, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Anna, to August and Lillie Neuman Dammeyer. On May 25, 1939, she married Orrin Paul who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Dale (Patricia) of New Knoxville and Stan (Carol) of Galloway; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
   Deceased are a son, Ronald Paul, and two brothers, Alvin and Wilfred Dammeyer.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ and the church quilting group, both of New Bremen.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Contributions can be made to the church or New Bremen Emergency Squad.

Werner Thobe

Werner J. "Barney" Thobe, 82, 8449 state Route 119, Maria Stein, died at 6 p.m. Aug. 24, 2005, at his home.
   He was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Minster, to Henry and Matilda Heitkamp Thobe. On Oct. 9, 1948, he married Mary Buehler who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Gary (Elaine) of Maria Stein and Douglas (Beverly) of Celina; five daughters, Janet (Ralph) Rindler, St. Henry, Sharon Dixon, Cocoa Beach, Fla., Vicki (Ron) Winner and Pam (Jim) Stucke, all of Maria Stein, and Sue (Dan) Drees, Columbus; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Other survivors include six brothers, Elton, Delbert (Velma), Donald (Patty), Roland (Shirley) and David (Jean), all of Maria Stein, and Larry (Sandy) of St. Marys; six sisters, Alice Varno, Sidney, Mary Catherine (John) Mescher, Maria Stein, Martha (Tom) Warner, New Bremen, Marilyn (Dale) Miller, Minster, Margie (David) Moeller, St. Sebastian, and Lois (Jay) Hogenkamp, Carthagena; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Thobe, Maria Stein.
   Deceased are two brothers, Virgil and Harold; a brother-in-law, Leonard Varno; two sisters-in-law, Norma and Mary Thobe; and a grandson.
   He retired as a machine maintenance worker at Minster Machine Co. and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Men's Sodality of the church and American Legion Post 571, all of Maria Stein, and the Minster Machine 25 Year Club.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Harry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Maria Stein Firing Squad.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Roy Peck

Services for Roy D. Peck were 2 p.m. Aug. 24, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church, Celina, the Rev. Steve V. Moulton officiated. Organist was Carol Zimmerman and Heather Haines sang.
   Pallbearers to Mercer Memory Gardens were Kirk Steinke, Daniel R. and David J. Peck, Ned Pryer, Steve Ford and Glenn Hux. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Byers, Edward Kuenning, Caleb Steinke and Tristen Peck. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Celina conducted military rites.
   Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of arrangements.

Ruth Turner

Services for Ruth Houts Turner were 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24, 2005, at Celina First Church of God, the Revs. Bruce Strine and Richard Van Horn officiated. Organist was Jan Garwick and Andy Piper sang.
   Pallbearers to North Grove Cemetery were Keith, Chris and Mark Houts, Gary Hamilton, Mike Worley and Collin Bryan.
   W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of arrangements.


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